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Haverhill Rovers unbeaten run ended but Haverhill Borough reach cup quarter final




Matt Staines celebrates putting Haverhill Borough 1-0 up against Westerfield United in the Suffolk FA Senior Cup Second Round. Borough went on to win 3-1.
Matt Staines celebrates putting Haverhill Borough 1-0 up against Westerfield United in the Suffolk FA Senior Cup Second Round. Borough went on to win 3-1.

A deflected shot from Gorleston substitute Tom Markham six minutes from time gave the hosts a 2-1 victory over Haverhill Rovers, ending their unbeaten run of seven league matches.

Four minutes later Blake Kicks pounced on a loose ball following a blocked shot to fire Rovers level and the game stayed evenly matched until Markham’s shot from the edge of the box looped up via a defection over the stranded Archer.

Rovers will hope to cause an upset tomorrow night (Tuesday, 7.45pm kick off) at home to Vanarama Conference North side, Lowestoft Town, in the quarter final of the Suffolk FA Premier Cup.

Haverhill Borough made it through to the last eight of the Suffolk FA Senior Cup on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat of Touchline SIL Senior Division side, Westerfield United.

Matt Staines fired the home side ahead on eight minutes, but Westerfield levelled two minutes before the interval when Ryan Swift got clear and converted past Charlie Turner.

Two minutes after the break Staines fed Jonny Milne on the edge of the box and the midfielder fired home to put Borough 2-1 ahead.

Borough sealed the win and a quarter-final tie away to another SIL Senior Division side, Ipswich Athletic on March 12, when substitute Charlie Sigler broke clear and calmly converted in the final minute.

Borough are in Thurlow Nunn League First Division action at home to AFC Sudbury Reserves on Wednesday evening (7.45pm kick off) as they look to make the most of one of their many games in hand over teams above them in the table.

In the Kershaw Premier League, Linton Granta’s four match unbeaten run was ended by an impressive Fulbourn Institute.

The visitors won the match 2-0 to remain second in the table. Granta remain third-from-bottom, one place above the drop zone.

West Wratting suffered their second 2-1 defeat in a row in the Kershaw Premier League, this time at Eaton Socon.

Callum Harrison scored the Wratts’ goal.



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